Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice
The Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe is a classic asian flavoured rice, that goes well with curries and many other schezuan style dishes. The juliened vegetables stir fried on high heat are mixed with cooked rice and flavored with spices to make the chinese fried rice recipe.
Chinese typically use long grained rice for their preparation of rice dishes. You have to be very careful in the way rice is cooked as that is what determines the texture of a prefect fried rice. The perfect way to get the grainy texture, is to spread the hot cooked rice on a tray and rub a little oil on the rice; keeping it aside until you finish with the other preparations.
- 2 cups long grained white rice
- 1/2 cup finely chopped french beans
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell peppers
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
- 1 celery, finely chopped
- 1 cup chopped spring onions (white part)
- an inch piece of ginger, grated
- 3 to 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
- oil for cooking
- salt to taste
Directions for Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice
To begin making the Chinese Fried Rice Recipe, we will first cook the rice. I prefer to use a day old rice that has been precooked, but you could make fresh cooked rice as well for this recipe.
Wash the rice and soak the rice in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Drain the water. Transfer the rice to a cooking pan and cook with 4 cups of water, salt and 2 tablespoons of oil. Simmer it covered for 15 minutes or until you see the water has been absorbed by the rice.
Turn off the heat at this point. Note The rice should not be over cooked, has to be 90% cooked. Allow the rice to cool completely. For chinese rice, a rice that is made a day old is better, as it has the perfect texture.
Heat oil in a pan; add the beans, carrots, green bell peppers celery, ginger, spring onion and sauté on high flame for 3 – 4 minutes until the vegetables become slightly tender
Add the rice, soy sauce, black pepper, and salt. Mix well and stir fry the chinese fried rice for 2 more minutes. Turn off the heat and transfer the rice to a serving bowl
Serve the Chinese Fried Rice along with Indian Chinese or Asian Curry of your choice
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